WinFix: Installing AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server raise Error 1603

I encounter error 1603 when installing AppFabric 1.1 as SharePoint 2016 pre-requisite component.

Issues

Installing AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server raise error 1603.

 

AppFabric Setup Log

2016-07-10 16:29:54, Information           Setup  ===== Logging started: 2016-07-10 16:29:54+08:00 =====
2016-07-10 16:29:54, Information           Setup  File:             c:\3cb8ab69a4b1112931a8f1580e\setup.exe
2016-07-10 16:29:54, Information           Setup  InternalName:     Setup.exe
2016-07-10 16:29:54, Information           Setup  OriginalFilename: Setup.exe
2016-07-10 16:29:54, Information           Setup  FileVersion:      1.1.2106.32
2016-07-10 16:29:54, Information           Setup  FileDescription:  Setup.exe
2016-07-10 16:29:54, Information           Setup  Product:          Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Server AppFabric
2016-07-10 16:29:54, Information           Setup  ProductVersion:   1.1.2106.32
2016-07-10 16:29:54, Information           Setup  Debug:            False
2016-07-10 16:29:54, Information           Setup  Patched:          False
2016-07-10 16:29:54, Information           Setup  PreRelease:       False
2016-07-10 16:29:54, Information           Setup  PrivateBuild:     False
2016-07-10 16:29:54, Information           Setup  SpecialBuild:     False
2016-07-10 16:29:54, Information           Setup  Language:         Language Neutral
2016-07-10 16:29:54, Information           Setup  
2016-07-10 16:29:54, Information           Setup  OS Name:                   Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
2016-07-10 16:29:54, Information           Setup  OS Edition:                ServerStandard
2016-07-10 16:29:54, Information           Setup  OSVersion:                 Microsoft Windows NT 6.2.9200.0
2016-07-10 16:29:54, Information           Setup  CurrentCulture:            en-SG
2016-07-10 16:29:54, Information           Setup  Processor Architecture:    AMD64
2016-07-10 16:29:54, Information           Setup  Event Registration Source :    AppFabric_Setup
2016-07-10 16:29:54, Information           Setup  
2016-07-10 16:29:54, Information           Setup  Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Setup.Upgrade.V1UpgradeSetupModule : Initiating V1.0 Upgrade module.
2016-07-10 16:29:54, Information           Setup  Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Setup.Upgrade.V1UpgradeSetupModule : V1.0 is not installed.
2016-07-10 16:30:04, Information           Setup  Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Setup.Upgrade.V1UpgradeSetupModule : Initiating V1 Upgrade pre-install.
2016-07-10 16:30:04, Information           Setup  Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Setup.Upgrade.V1UpgradeSetupModule : V1.0 is not installed, not taking backup.
2016-07-10 16:30:04, Information           Setup  Executing C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\aspnet_regiis.exe with commandline -iru.
2016-07-10 16:30:04, Information           Setup  Return code from aspnet_regiis.exe is 0
2016-07-10 16:30:04, Information           Setup  Windows features successfully enabled.
2016-07-10 16:30:04, Information           Setup  Process.Start: C:\Windows\system32\msiexec.exe /quiet /norestart /i "c:\3cb8ab69a4b1112931a8f1580e\Packages\AppFabric-1.1-for-Windows-Server-64.msi" ADDDEFAULT=Worker,WorkerAdmin,CacheClient,Setup /l*vx "C:\Users\Sp16ADM\AppData\Local\Temp\AppServerSetup1_1(2016-07-10 16-30-04).log" LOGFILE="C:\Users\Sp16ADM\AppData\Local\Temp\AppServerSetup1_1_CustomActions(2016-07-10 16-30-04).log" INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files\AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server" LANGID=en-US
2016-07-10 16:30:48, Information           Setup  Process.ExitCode: 0x00000643
2016-07-10 16:30:48, Error                 Setup  AppFabric installation failed because installer MSI returned with error code : 1603
2016-07-10 16:30:48, Error                 Setup  
2016-07-10 16:30:48, Error                 Setup  AppFabric installation failed because installer MSI returned with error code : 1603
2016-07-10 16:30:48, Error                 Setup  
2016-07-10 16:30:48, Information           Setup  Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Setup.Core.SetupException: AppFabric installation failed because installer MSI returned with error code : 1603
2016-07-10 16:30:48, Information           Setup     at Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Setup.Installer.WindowsInstallerProxy.GenerateAndThrowSetupException(Int32 exitCode, LogEventSource logEventSource)
2016-07-10 16:30:48, Information           Setup     at Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Setup.Installer.WindowsInstallerProxy.Invoke(LogEventSource logEventSource, InstallMode installMode, String packageIdentity, List`1 updateList, List`1 customArguments)
2016-07-10 16:30:48, Information           Setup     at Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Setup.Installer.MsiInstaller.InstallSelectedFeatures()
2016-07-10 16:30:48, Information           Setup     at Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Setup.Installer.MsiInstaller.Install()
2016-07-10 16:30:48, Information           Setup     at Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Setup.Client.ProgressPage.StartAction()
2016-07-10 16:30:48, Information           Setup  
2016-07-10 16:30:48, Information           Setup  === Summary of Actions ===
2016-07-10 16:30:48, Information           Setup  Required Windows components :  Completed Successfully
2016-07-10 16:30:48, Information           Setup  IIS Management Console   :  Completed Successfully
2016-07-10 16:30:48, Information           Setup  AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server :  Failed
2016-07-10 16:30:48, Information           Setup  Hosting Services   :  Failed
2016-07-10 16:30:48, Information           Setup  Cache Client   :  Failed
2016-07-10 16:30:48, Information           Setup  Hosting Administration   :  Failed
2016-07-10 16:30:48, Information           Setup  Microsoft Update :  Skipped
2016-07-10 16:30:48, Information           Setup  Microsoft Update   :  Skipped
2016-07-10 16:30:48, Information           Setup  
2016-07-10 16:30:48, Information           Setup  ===== Logging stopped: 2016-07-10 16:30:48+08:00 =====

 

Investigations

AppFabric attempts to insert a new System variables PSModulePath which may already exist from other installation.

 

Solutions

1-1. open System Properties -> Environment Variables

1-2. on System variables section, find PSModulePath

1-3. Edit PSModulePath variable and copy existing variable value

AppFabricSetup1603_02

1-4. Delete PSModulePath system variable

AppFabricSetup1603_01

1-5. Install AppFabric 1.1 and latest Cumulative Update Package

1-6. Once AppFabric installation is completed, open Environment Variables and edit PSModulePath in System variables section

1-7. AppFabric setup create PSModulePath variable with value

;c:\Program Files\AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server\PowershellModules

1-8. Add other PSModulePath variable value copied in step 1-3 in front of variable created by AppFabric

 

Updated: 10/07/2016 — 5:23 PM

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